Truck driver Nebyou Brook, 41, of Oakland, Calif., told police he was just trying to keep his dog safe and sound while he ducked into a Lincoln fast-food restaurant and used the newspaper box as a temporary dog house.
Brook said he didn't want to leave the 7-week-old terrier in his truck and couldn't bring it into the restaurant. So, he inserted $1 into a newspaper box and placed the pup inside for safekeeping while he placed his order.
A witness saw Brook dropping another buck into the machine and pulling out a dog instead of a newspaper, the Lincoln Journal Star said Thursday.
Brook was cited for animal neglect but allowed to keep the dog. No word on whether the puppy was paper trained.
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